Villa students graduate with a strong and differentiated portfolio – helping them find gainful employment right here in Western New York.
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Graphic designers belong at Villa. Graphic design isn’t about knowing the right answer, it’s about creating the best one. And sometimes that means taking creative risks to get there. At Villa, you’ll unleash your curiosities to become a dynamic visual thinker and problem-solver. Vikings take home awards at the local advertising show annually and also benefit from one of the highest job placement rates in the area.
The Career Potential
Graphic Design is a universally useful profession in a global marketplace with an ever-increasing demand for highly-trained design professionals. Designers create or strengthen branding and messaging for sole proprietors to global agencies and every studio and in-house department in between. Myriad career opportunities from independent freelance designer to agency creative director can result from a graphic design education. Our BFA program has prepared students for internships and employment at many reputable WNY businesses including White Bicycle, Delaware North, Pegula Sports & Entertainment, Fisher Price, Crowley Webb, Fifteen, Mower, Gelia, and The Martin Group.
Studio spaces and computer labs dedicated to graphic design students feature large-screen Mac computers, classroom inkjet and laser printers, on-campus large format printing, and full access to Adobe Creative Cloud. Drafting tables, hands-on materials, open lab hours, and supply storage space are also available to every student.
You must earn a grade of C or above in all Graphic Design (GRA) courses for successful completion.
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Graphic Design Curriculum Requirements.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design Curriculum Requirements.
2022 Graphic Design Showcase
Villa students are always making new pieces that demonstrate their creativity and the ability to apply relevant skills in practical environments.
Film Poster • Emily Kaczynski • 1st Place AAF Don Nichols Scholarship Competition 2019 • Student Silver Addy 2020
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There’s a lot of pressure to know what’s next. We’re here to say, it’s OK if you’re still figuring it out. In fact, it’s great. Villa is a place where that kind of continual discovery is prized. Because going to college isn’t about having it all figured out. It’s about inventing who you’re going to become. You’ll see.